*Shock, pain and anguish flood social media
Secretariat of Nationwide League One (NLO) has commiserated with Delta Football Association over the death of Timi Ebikagboro, a board member of the State F.A and a veteran sports journalist, who passed on at the early hours of Friday.
The Chief Operating Officer of NLO, Shola Ogunnowo, said that the news of the death of the ace broadcaster came to the secretariat as a rude shock and the stakeholders at the cradle of football in Nigeria pray to God to give his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“We were shocked and deeply saddened with the untimely death of Timi Ebikagboro, a passionate football stakeholder in Delta state and in Nigeria as a whole. We just want to pray that God Almighty in his infinite mercies will give his wife, children, loved ones and Delta F.A the fortitude to bear this loss, strengthen and comfort everyone that is terribly sad with his sudden demise,” Ogunnowo said.
Ebikagboro was the Media Officer of the Dream Team Olympic Eagles tutored by Samson Siasia that won the bronze medal at the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
He was an only child of his mother and he is survived by a wife, three young sons and aged parents. He was 47 years at the time of his death.
Comments on his death as it hits the social media has been with grim shock, pain and anguish of his friends who had been wondering whether he was sick. There seems to be no clear reasons yet as to what has happened to the broadcaster.